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Gorilla shot in Cincinnati Zoo after a 4 year old falls into its' enclosure

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Thank you, AKR1, for those links. The first is not news to anyone who heard the police decided a few days ago not to press charges. And I think most people would agree, this is the right way to go. The second link was very interesting. @@SafariChick, they quoted de Waal, but not in regards to what you had found earlier.

 

Dr. Watts, who said he had been “punched, knocked over and dragged” by male gorillas but never seriously injured, wishes he had been at the Cincinnati Zoo as the crisis unfolded. He would have volunteered to enter the enclosure and assume a submissive fetal position on the floor to try drawing the gorilla’s attention from the boy. (He admits he is engaging in a kind of Monday morning strut-display of his own.)

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